Brenda Craig is a freelance writer specializing in writing legal and financial articles for the web. A veteran journalist with more than two decades experience, she is a former network television reporter with CBC National News. Brenda served as CTV 's assignment editor during 9-11 and was the startup senior producer at BNN , Canada 's business news channel. For more about Brenda, visit her at www.brendacraig.ca
October 13, 2017.
Las Vegas, NV: A 21-year-old college student from California has filed a multi-defendant lawsuit claiming their negligence is responsible for the injuries she sustained at a country music festival in Las Vegas as a deranged shooter fired a hail of automatic gunfire into a crowd from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Casino Resort killing 58 people and wounding hundreds more on October 1, 2017.Read [ Woman Injured in Las Vegas Shooting Launches Lawsuit ]
October 12, 2017.
Dallas, TX: Upshur, a small rural county in east Texas with a population of about 35,000, has filed a lawsuit against 17 pharmaceutical companies claiming the drug makers are directly responsible for the opioid epidemic that has gripped its community. The lawsuit, put forward by the Upshur County District Attorney’s Office, alleges corporate marketing promoted drug addiction in the county and saddled the public with a huge financial burden and left a trail of human misery.Read [ East Texas County Joins Legal War Against Opioid Manufacturers ]
October 11, 2017.
San Diego, CA Fear of retaliation can be a major hurdle for workers considering filing a wage and hour lawsuit against their employer. However, a new piece of legislation passed by the state of California, will make it much harder for companies to suddenly terminate employees under those circumstances.Read [ California Workers Get Protection from Employer Retaliation ]
October 7, 2017.
Los Angeles, CA: Industry giant AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals has been hit with another bellwether lawsuit alleging its blockbuster antacid product known as Nexium caused permanent kidney damage in a man from Maryland as a result of using the medication.Read [ Plaintiff Alleges Nexium Caused Kidney Problems ]
September 29, 2017.
Los Angeles, CA: Attorney and trial lawyer Mike Arias is taking a tough approach with supermarket giant Safeway Inc. on behalf of 1st and 2nd class managers that have been battling the omnipresent grocery store over alleged California labor and employment wage and hour violations for 15 years.Read [ Safeway Inc. Faces Series of California Labor Code Trials ]
September 27, 2017.
Los Angeles, CA: A former Facebook employee, 52-year-old Gary Glouner, alleges in a lawsuit filed in California Superior Court that he was unlawfully terminated from his job in November, 2015. The suit alleges the company discriminated against him because of a minor cognitive disability and because he was not part of the company’s preferred demographic of “recent college graduates” or a “digital native”.Read [ Facebook Slapped with Disability and Age Discrimination Lawsuit with Whistleblower Allegation ]
September 22, 2017.
Seattle, WA A Health Benefit Trust that covers Alaskan State Employees is the lead plaintiff in a class action lawsuit against St. Jude’s Medical and Abbott Laboratories seeking compensation for costs related to defective lithium battery powered implantable cardiac defibrillators.Read [ Insurers Seek Compensation from St. Jude’s Medical in Class Action Lawsuit ]
September 20, 2017.
Denver, CO: Law firms across the US are taking a serious interest in a recent investigative piece of journalism by STAT news published on June 5, 2017 which revealed, “The Food and Drug Administration has received reports on 1,128 people who died after taking Actemra, and has reviewed its safety several times since it was approved. But the agency doesn’t have sophisticated tools to determine whether the drug was a culprit or a bystander in those deaths.”Read [ Law Firms Watching Actemra Story ]
September 10, 2017.
Brownsville, Texas According to documents filed on August 8, 2017 (case 1:115-cu-00) filed in a Brownsville, Texas court Tristar Products Inc. and Ninfa Vasquez and Jose Vasquez have “reached a settlement of all the issues pending in this lawsuit”. No details were made public.Read [ Tristar Pressure Cooker Company and Texas Couple Reach Settlement ]
August 30, 2017.
Los Angeles, CA A jury trial in California recently ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a record $417 million to a woman dying of ovarian cancer for failure to warn that the genital talc use could cause cancer. Eva Echeverria used J&J’s Johnson’s Baby Power on a daily basis for decades and claimed talc ultimately led to her cancer diagnosis.Read [ New Information Shown to Jury Produced Record Talc Verdict ]